NWS Charleston is forecasting the possibility of freezing rain the end of the week for Statesboro and Bulloch County. They issued a hazardous weather outlook Wednesday, January 19, 2022 regarding this possibility.

Ted Wynn, EMA Director for Bulloch County has also issued an advisory Wednesday, morning as well for Bulloch County.

We first reported on Monday the possibility of snow and very cold temperatures for the end of the week. Lots can change still in a few days. Stay alert to these changing weather conditions over the next few days.

Bulloch County EMA

…Freezing Rain Possible Friday into Saturday…

The NWS is forecasting the possibility of some freezing rain late Friday into Saturday morning. The image below depicts where the freezing rain is likely to occur and what the timing looks like now.

Temperatures will dip well into the 20s Saturday morning, so any rain associated with this timing could result in some freezing rain and the possibility of some ice accumulation mainly on overpasses and bridges.

Colder weather is forecasted for the weekend and beyond so be mindful of:

  • People – should dress warmly, in layers, to avoid hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature).
  • Pets – should be brought indoors or provided with a warm place to sleep.
  • Pipes – that run outside or under a house should be wrapped in pipe insulation to avoid cracks due to water freezing in them.
  • Plants – may need to be covered or brought inside to avoid frost damage.

Bulloch EMA will monitor the weather over the next couple of days as this forecast is very fluid and subject to change.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Winter Weather 1:09 AM, Wednesday, January 19, 2022

A storm system is expected to affect the area Thursday night through Saturday morning. A short period of freezing rain is possible late Thursday night and Friday morning across interior southeast South Carolina. The time period of greatest concern is Friday evening through Saturday morning when a more widespread freezing rain event is possible across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. While confidence is increasing that the predominant precipitation type will be freezing rain, a short period of snow and/or sleet cannot be ruled out for inland areas late Friday night. The potential for ice accumulation is highest inland, where at least a Winter Weather Advisory will be required. Stay tuned for the latest information about this potential winter weather event.

Below is current weather information from the NWS:

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